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- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 63.95
The ORACLE (Observation and Classroom Learning and Evaluation) and its follow-up study address the following questions: Has teaching in the primary school changed over the past twenty years? Has pupil performance improved or declined? Are the links between certain teacher approaches and pupil achievement still the same? Has the National Curriculum... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 48.95
Drawing on the work of Vygotsky, the authors look at the social and emotional advantages children can gain from working together. They use case studies derived from the ORACLE II group work project at Leicester, and also take into account the advances made in collaborative group work in other countries. The result is a set of guidelines from which... more...
- SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 34.00
Providing a framework for understanding the individual needs of pupils, this book describes how you can tailor your teaching methods to maximise learning. You will learn how to take account of your pupils' knowledge, skills and attitudes when selecting and applying principles of instruction, in order to make learning in your classroom as successful... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
Focusing on pupils moving from primary to middle or secondary school, it describes and evaluates the schools? programmes to ease transfer, and includes material provided by the pupils themselves. The main body of the book is a rich and detailed account of the first months of life in new secondary schools, where the pleasures and perils of new friends,... more...
- SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 40.00
This groundbreaking book is the first to provide detailed descriptions of life in school following the government's attempt to reform working conditions and to show that the reform is only partially successful. It raises profound issues about the future of the teaching profession - a controversial and essential read for all teachers. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 52.95
What lessons can we learn from the relationship between policy-makers and schools over the life of the ?New? Labour and its predecessor Conservative government? What happened to ?Education, Education, Education? as it travelled from political vision to classroom practice? What are the lasting legacies of 13 years of a reforming Labour government?... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 65.95
In recent years primary education has been the subject of continuing debate with questions of standards and their apparent decline being raised with alarming regularity. Central in informing these debates has been the ORACLE study of groupwork in primary classrooms. Published during the 1980s, the study described in detail the daily life of the primary... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95
The justification for smaller classes has traditionally been that students can receive more individual attention and be provided with a curriculum that promotes student centred learning. However, in Asia where student engagement is generally over 90% in primary school classrooms, the focus of smaller classes is for teachers to increase the quality... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95
Much debate, research and commentary about class sizes in schools is limited because of an exclusive concern with class size and pupil academic attainment, and a neglect of classroom processes, which might help explain class size effects (or lack of them). Very little is known about the central question: how can teachers make the most of class size... more...